An innovative product that has been developed at C-TRIC (Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre) has won the Digital Media and Software category at the £25k Awards. The winners were announced at a gala dinner before an audience of more than 250 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, clinicians and academics.
AIRO, a healthcare ‘Clinical Communicator’ or ‘Dashboard’, is a collaboration between the Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) and local company Future Healthcare NI.
Dr Maurice O’Kane, Chief Executive of C-TRIC, said “We are delighted that a C-TRIC project has won one of the £25k Awards and that AIRO has repeated the success we had last year with SmartAir Medical winning the biotech category with their novel method monitoring the delivery of inhaled medication.”
The AIRO Clinical Communicator is a web-based clinical task management dashboard, designed to improve the communication between doctors and nurses, which improves patient safety and reduces costs.
Dr Geoff Nesbitt, Director of Quality and Safety at the Western Trust, added “We are always keen to explore new and innovative ways of improving clinical practice for the benefit of our patients. Good communication is central to the provision of high quality care in the health care service.”
Dr David Brownlee, Innovation Advisor, HSC Innovations, said “The HSC clinical base in Northern Ireland is full of great ideas that address unmet clinical needs. These innovative healthcare solutions demonstrate clear clinical utility and have the potential to transform healthcare or lead to vital medical breakthroughs.”
Further information is available on the Western HSC Trust website.